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The Best Way to Get Voters to Vote

The voter turnout last Tuesday was historic – the highest in half a century, nearly half of the eligible electorate participated, an amazing number for a midterm. The United States Election Project estimates turnout at 49.2 percent. How high would it have risen...

China Grabs 3.4 Million American Jobs 

Everything is great, right? Unemployment is the lowest in half a century. The economy is churning out a high GDP. Home values are rising rapidly again. Inflation remains low. Still, the stock market has been crashing in recent weeks. Investors don’t like President...

The Rich Want To Take Away Your Right To Vote

Democracy is tough for one-percenters. They’ve got all that money but, hypothetically, no more voting power than their chauffeur or yacht captain or nanny. In this one-person, one-vote democracy, though, they’ve got a plan to fix all that for themselves. They’re...

Kavanaugh’s Disdain for Workers Disqualifies Him

In his statement to Congress during confirmation hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his mother taught him judges must always stand in the shoes of others. Though hardly original or deeply inspirational, it’s not bad advice. The problem is that Kavanaugh never...

Labor Day: 24 Hours When Workers Are Human

Labor Day recognizes the humanity of workers. It commemorates their year-long efforts with time off dedicated relaxation, family, friends, and barbeques. There’s no holiday for robots, raw materials, or the energy that animates the machines of manufacturing. Because,...

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